Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), the developer of integrated entertainment resorts, has announced the launch this week of new igaming division Mohegan Digital, offering online gaming solutions to Mohegan’s fan base and growing the business to meet the needs of new customers on a global scale.
As a priority, Mohegan Digital is creating an igaming experience for its flagship property, Mohegan Sun Connecticut, after the state signed a bill legalizing sports wagering and online gaming. MGE has appointed Rich Roberts as President and Aviram Alroy as Vice President Product to lead these efforts and oversee digital operations.
Ray Pineault, President and CEO, stated: “We’ve consistently seen strong growth in digital gaming across our properties, especially in this past year, and as legal sports betting continues to expand in the US, the timing was right for us to launch Mohegan Digital.
“Over the years, Mohegan has made great technological advancements in the digital space, working with industry-leading partners to provide state-of-the-art advancements to casino and sportsbook online operations.
“With Mohegan Digital, we are looking to expand and enhance these efforts to elevate the experience and deliver on our promise to provide world-class entertainment for our guests on a digital scale.
As President of Mohegan Digital, Roberts will work closely with the executive team to create and bring industry leading and premium IP into the digital world to Mohegan’s audience of current gaming and future igaming customers around the globe.
He joins MGE from his most recent position as executive business consultant for RSD Consulting, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations enter the U.S. sports digital media, regulated digital gaming, and esports markets.
“I am honored to lead Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s expansion efforts in the digital gaming and sports betting frontier,” said Roberts. “This is an exciting new chapter in Mohegan’s history, as we continue to innovate to meet the growing consumer demands in this space.”